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synonyms: Apró nedűgomba, Hygrophorus miniatus, Mennigroter Saftling, Míniumvörös nedűgomba, Vermilion Waxcap
Hygrocybe miniatus Mushroom
Ref No: 7967
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Ref No: 7968
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink, Orange
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Simple stem
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground, Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides

Mennigroter Saftling Vermilion Waxcap Hygrocybe miniata (Fr.) Kummer syn. Hygrophorus miniatus (Fr.) Fr. Apró (míniumvörös) nedűgomba. Cap 0.5–1.5cm across, convex, bright scarlet, finely scurfy. Stem 20–50 x 2–5mm, concolorous with cap or more orange, smooth and shiny. Flesh thin, orange-red. Taste and smell not distinctive. Gills adnate, yellow to vermillion or orange-red with paler yellow edge. Spore print white. Spores ellipsoid to egg-shape, 7.5–10 x 5–6um. Habitat in grassy clearings in woods or on heaths. Season autumn. Uncommon. Edible but not recommended. (Never eat any mushroom until you are certain it is edible as many are poisonous and some are deadly poisonous.) Distinguished from the other small, bright red species in this genus by its dry scurfy cap. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Joshua Hutchins (United States) - 20 August 2014

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Gary Shackelford (United States) - 03 December 2013

I found this mushroom growing on the woodland floor at Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin, USA, in mid-July. I believe it is a Hygrocybe miniata, but I am not certain of the ID.
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Dave Kelly (United Kingdom) - 19 September 2011

Pretty Hygrocybe - Vermillion Waxcap. New Forest UK 2011
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